Mastrefully still life with antiques was executed by renowned Austrian painter of realism Max Schödl (1834 - Vienna - 1921 ).
Schödl´s work consists mainly of still lifes with everyday objects, not infrequently of oriental origin. From 1869 he was a member of the Künstlerhaus, to which he bequeathed a significant amount in his will. The "Herr von Schödl" was considered a well-known Viennese city original, a crazy person whose sayings often seemed involuntarily funny, but sometimes also hinted at hidden wisdom. Mirko Jelusich has collected quite a few of these anecdotes.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs "Lexicon of Austrian painters ", Vienna!1975; Constantin von Wurzbach: Schödl, Max. In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich. 31st part. Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Vienna 1876, p. 75; Felix Czeike (Ed.): Historical Lexicon Vienna. Volume 5, Vienna 2004, p. 120.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on wood panel. Original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 8 7/8" x h 10 1/2" (22,5 x 26,5 cm); framed w 15 1/3" x h 17 1/3" ((39 x 44 cm).
Condition: in good condition, professionally cleaned.